Well, that could have been awkward.
At Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards — where the show's first-ever host was female (the delightful Kristen Bell) as were all of the presenters — the nominees included actors Aziz Ansari and James Franco.
The problem was not that they were men on a night that was all about celebrating women. The problem was that Ansari has been accused of boorish sexual behavior while on a date, and Franco is dealing with allegations of "inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior" from women studying at his film schools.
Ansari released a statement saying he thought the sex was consensual, and Franco's lawyer has said the claims against the actor "were not accurate."
In both cases, the allegations surfaced after the Golden Globe Awards show, where both men were shown wearing pins supporting Time's Up, Hollywood's anti-harassment initiative.
So imagine the media mayhem that would have ensued if the SAG empowerment-fest had been derailed by a man — or two men — in the #MeToo cross-hairs. All the stylists in the world could not have put a good face on that one.
Fortunately for the Image Police, neither actor won. Does this mean the conversation is over? It does not. And believe it or not, that's a good thing.
Four of Franco's accusers were students at the actor's two film schools, both of which closed last fall. School leadership is investigating the complaints, as the industry continues the important work of looking at the ways men in positions of power exploit women trying to break into the entertainment business.
And speaking of important work, let's talk about some of the reasons why the story of a young woman's bad date with Aziz Ansari has become one of the most significant things to come out of the #MeToo revolution so far.
According to the Babe.net story, the dinner date between the 22-year-old photographer the story calls "Grace" and the 34-year-old Ansari went sideways when they went back to his apartment afterwards.
Grace says she became increasingly uncomfortable with how fast things were proceeding, telling Ansari she didn't "want to feel forced" into anything. He suggested they chill on the couch, then continued to pressure her, both verbally and physically.
He texted her the next morning saying, "It was fun meeting you last night." She responded, "Last night might've been fun for you, but it wasn't for me." He apologized. The next time she saw him, he was winning a Golden Globe for the Netflix series "Master of None."
When Grace's story hit the web on Jan. 13, it ignited the #MeToo backlash everyone knew was coming. Some critics said Grace's experience trivialized the horrors experienced by the victims of Harvey Weinstein and other predators. Others accused her of ruining Ansari's career over a minor social infraction.
"There is a useful term for what Grace experienced," Bari Weiss said in a New York Times op-ed piece. "It's called 'bad sex.'"
But along with the "Get over it" broadside, there have been some thoughtful essays about what this one bad date says about dysfunctional gender dynamics and what needs to be done about them.
One thing we need to do is dropkick the infuriating notion that sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and bad sex are female problems, so it is up to women to fix them.
Instead of asking, "Why didn't Grace just leave?", we should also be asking, "Why didn't Aziz just back off?" Instead of wondering why she didn't speak up (which she did, by the way), we should wondering why he didn't listen.
And instead of suggesting that women should put up with a clueless Aziz Ansari because at least he isn't a predator like Harvey Weinstein, we should suggest that men stop acting like entitled boors if they want women to stop calling them out on it.
There is a useful umbrella term for all of this. It's called, "being decent," and it's a great place to start.